Honda Automobiles: The Best Gets Better: More Powerful, Fuel Efficient and Technologically Advanced 2017 Accord Hybrid Launching this Spring

Posted on 21. Apr, 2016 by in Honda Canada

  • Next-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain approaching to accept class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings; including 49 mpg city
  • Most absolute and polished midsize hybrid sedan with 212 sum sum horsepower
  • Honda Sensing™ reserve and driver-assistive technologies customary
  • Doubled prolongation ability for approaching sales increase

Honda will accelerate a Accord lineup with a launch of a 2017 Accord Hybrid this spring, featuring a some-more absolute and fit second-generation two-motor hybrid powertrain that has a tip EPA fuel economy ratings of any midsize hybrid sedan and delivers a many power. With softened prolongation methods and reserve of hybrid components, Honda is expecting poignant expansion in sales of Accord Hybrid and is targeting annual sales to be some-more than double a prior best of usually underneath 14,000 vehicles in 2014.

“The new Honda Accord Hybrid is a ultimate Accord – a many refined, technologically worldly and, of course, many fuel fit in a lineup,” pronounced John Mendel, Executive Vice President of a American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “With Accord already America’s many renouned automobile 3 years regulating and a best-selling midsize automobile to younger buyers, we consider this new hybrid indication will addition estimable movement for a Honda brand.”

In further to a some-more absolute and fuel fit hybrid powertrain, a 2017 Accord Hybrid carries a estimable upgrades done to a whole Accord lineup for indication year 2016. This includes a latest record Honda has to offer, including a accessible Display Audio with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, and a Honda Sensing™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, to be offering as customary apparatus on all new 2017 Accord Hybrids. Hybrid-exclusive pattern comforts embody a special aluminum hood and wheels, blue highlighted LED headlights and taillights and “Hybrid” extraneous badging. A some-more compress hybrid battery container increases case ability to a midsize hybrid class-leading 13.5 cu.-ft.

Combining a subsequent era of Honda’s two-motor hybrid complement with an ultra-efficient 2.0-liter i-VTEC Atkinson Cycle engine, a 2017 Accord Hybrid powertrain will grasp rise sum outlay of 212 horsepower, a tip of any midsize hybrid sedan and adult 16 horsepower over a 2015 Accord Hybrid. EPA fuel economy ratings of 49/47/48 (city/highway/combined)1 put a Accord Hybrid during a tip of a category for ratings, creation it a many absolute and fuel fit midsize hybrid sedan in America. These EPA fuel economy ratings are formed on new, some-more difficult ratings mandate enacted by a U.S. EPA for a 2017 indication year. Based on a new requirements, Honda estimates a 2015 Accord Hybrid ratings would be 48/45/47 (actually rated during 50/45/47 underneath a prior method), indicating a +1/+2/+1 boost for a 2017 indication over a prior version.

The Accord Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid powertrain takes an superb and innovative proceed to hybrid power, expelling a need for a required automatic transmission. The Accord Hybrid’s powertrain seamlessly transitions between 3 operations:

  • EV Drive – regulating a electric thrust engine and lithium ion battery container drives a front wheels for brief distances underneath light loads (with a engine incited off)
  • Hybrid Drive – a electric thrust engine drives a front wheels while a gasoline engine powers a second motor/generator to addition electrical stream drawn from a battery pack
  • Engine Drive – regulating a lock-up purchase resource to bond a engine and thrust motor, a front wheels are driven by both a engine and gasoline engine.

With a next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and Honda Sensing™ technology, a 2017 Accord is expected to accept a tip accessible pile-up reserve rating from a U.S. supervision – a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from a NHTSA – and a identical tip rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). 

The 2017 Accord Hybrid will be accessible in 3 trims – Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring – and all grades will underline increasing levels of customary and accessible equipment. New customary comforts embody a far-reaching angle rearview camera, remote engine start and Honda Sensing™, that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW). Available new comforts on top trims embody a 7-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlayâ compatibility, exhilarated back seats, and front and back parking sensors.

The Accord has been named a Car and Driver repository “10Best” an rare 30 times and has been a many renouned automobile in America with sell automobile buyers for 3 uninterrupted years.2 The Accord is on lane to acquire a fourth true year as America’s many renouned automobile with sales adult 12.3 percent by a initial 3 months of 2016. Accord also is a many renouned midsize automobile with Millennials and has been #1 with under-35-year-olds for 4 uninterrupted years and leads all other cars in America, solely Honda’s possess Civic, in sales to underneath under-35 automobile buyers given 2010.3

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid will make a initial open coming during a Aquarium of a Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., as partial of a aquarium’s Earth Day weekend celebrations on Apr 23-24.

About Honda

Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by approximately 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic and Accord newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, a soon-to-be-launched Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 33 years and now operates 18 vital production comforts in North America. In 2015, some-more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

Honda Commitment to a Environment

Based on a prophesy of “Blue Skies for a Children,” Honda is operative to allege technologies that residence society’s environmental and appetite concerns. Honda is targeting a 50 percent rebate in a sum association CO2 emissions on a tellurian basement by 2050, compared to 2000 levels.

Honda will deliver a new 2017 Accord Hybrid and a Clarity Series of modernized alternative-fuel vehicles, commencement with a new, hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell after in 2016, followed by new Clarity Battery Electric and Clarity Plug-In in 2017, as a association strives to comprehend poignant expansion in sales of electrified vehicles.

The association is also demonstrating a prophesy for zero-carbon mobility and vital yet initiatives like a Honda Smart Home US, in Davis, California, that is designed to work with half a appetite use and CO2 emissions of a standard home in that region.

Honda and a Aquarium of a Pacific

The Aquarium of a Pacific is a non-profit classification committed to “instilling a clarity of wonder, respect, and stewardship for a Pacific Ocean, a inhabitants and ecosystems” by providing engaging, entertaining, educational and lenient exhibits and programs on a Pacific Ocean and a lives of a inhabitants.

As a first unite of a Aquarium of a Pacific, Honda supports this world-class venue for preparation and environmentalism that is visited by over 200,000 propagandize children and scarcely 1.5 million visitors any year. Honda’s financial donations to a Aquarium support in a efforts for sea conservation, preparation and community-outreach programs. Honda’s initial sponsorship consisted of a 150-seat Honda Theater. In 2012 Honda became unite of a “Blue Cavern presented by Honda” where on-site daily dive educational lectures are hold and explain how some of a animals in a vaunt are collected regulating aquarium collection boats powered by Honda sea engines.

In 2016 Honda is entering into an agreement to turn a pretension unite for Pacific Visions Theater, a 14,000 block feet 300-seat in a turn melodramatic 4D experience, due to open in 2018. 

 

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1Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions, battery container age/condition and other factors.

2 Based on IHS Automotive, Polk new sell automobile registration information for 2013-2015CY

3 Based on IHS Automotive, U.S. new sell automobile registrations by volume for all models in attention and a non-luxury normal midsize automobile shred and a age of conduct of domicile information for 18-34 year olds for CY2010-2015.

 

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